| ___HAS IT BEEN 20 YEARS...? [MÁR HÚSZ ÉVE...?!]___
|Hungarian Change of System - Hungarian Democracy|
Events and participants seen in the photographs of Piroska Nagy, Part 2
Már húsz éve...?!
Magyar rendszerváltás, magyar demokrácia
Események és szereplők Nagy Piroska fotóin 11. rész]
Goodness, can it be twenty years? It seems like yesterday? but on the other hand, like a piece of history that happened to others, not us. Yet happen to us it did, and twenty years ago.
"On March 15, 1988 I took with me the semi-automatic Minolta for which I'd changed my Zenit in '86, and I clicked away while my sister caught the speeches on tape recorder," writes Piroska Nagy in 1988. "I didn't know much about photography and I left the exposures and light readings up to the machine, not always successfully. But whatever happened, I felt I had to capture what was taking place."
Twenty years ago, Piroska Nagy went on to photograph everything that happened during the change of system between March 1988 and the summer of 1990. We'll be following her pictorial account month by month, augmenting it with documents, recollections and analyses (see the right-hand column). Have a good browse among them, and if people recognize themselves in the pictures, do write and let us know (email@example.com).
Part 2, March 15, 2008
|Demonstrators moving from Kossuth to the Batthyány memorial lamp, on March 15, 1988||Demonstrators moving from Kossuth tér to the Batthyány memorial lamp, on March 15, 1988
|Demonstration on March 15, 1988 at the Batthyány memorial lamp, being addressed by Róza Hodosán (wife of Gábor Demszky), who is arrested by the police||Demonstrators moving from the Batthyány memorial lamp towards Bem tér on March 15, 1988. The posters read "Read reforms!" and "Freedom of association!"|
|Demonstrators on Margaret Bridge, moving from the Batthyány memorial lamp towards Bem tér on March 15, 1988.||Demonstrators on Margaret Bridge, moving from the Batthyány memorial lamp towards Bem tér on March 15, 1988.|
|Demonstration on March 15, 1988 at the statue of General Bem
Ferenc Martin reads out the Twelve Points formulated by Jenő Nagy’s paper Demokrata, with Gáspár Miklós Tamás in the background
||Tibor Pákh addresses the demonstration at the statue of General Bem, on March 15, 1988|
|Demonstration on March 15, 1988 at the statue of General Bem||Demonstrators on the evening of March 15, 1988, on Vígadó tér. The banner reads "Freedom!"
|Demonstrators on the evening of March 15, 1988, on the Széchenyi Chain Bridge. The banner reads "Freedom of the press!"
||Demonstration on the evening of March 15, 1988, at the statue of Petőfi|